Will these run on this system?

By angelic00
Nov 11, 2009
  1. Software/Games:
    - GRiD
    - DiRT
    - Far Cry 2
    - Aion
    - Left 4 Dead 2
    - Grand Theft Auto IV

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield @2.83GHz
    Video: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9 9500 GT
    Memory: 4GB DDR2 @1066MHz
    O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2

    What detail level can these play at and still be at the playable FPS of 30 or up?

    Format for your reply:

    Game - Yes/No - Detail - Resolution
    Example: World of Warcraft - Yes - Maximum - 1920x1200
    Example2: RuneScape - Yes - Low - 1280x800
    Example3: Diablo II - No - N/A - N/A

    I just used random games off the top of my head for the examples...
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    All of them except for L4D2 will probably be barely playable at anything greater than 1024x768.

    I believe L4D2 uses the source engine, which is incredibly well optimized, so it should run fairly well.

    The others will probably be quite laggy even at low settings, especially Far Cry 2 and GTA IV.
  4. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Umm.. ok... I have a few friends with 8400 GS PCI-E Cards and Q6600 cpus and get 30+ fps on high in FC2 and GTA IV. I don't believe you at all, they didn't even OC their systems. One of them plays at 1920x1200 for a resolution as well.
  5. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    That's only for CURRENT hardware. The system I specified is still sitting in pieces in factories around the world. I haven't ordered the parts for it yet. I'm waiting for money from a lawsuit against dish that I won before I can buy the parts for the system ><
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    I wonder how I was supposed to know that? :)
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    If you change that video card you'll have a seriously rockin' gaming system. It seems like such a waste to have such a fast machine with a horrible video card to be used for gaming.
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The video card will be seriously holding back the potential of that PC.

    What is your budget for the entire rig? We might be able to suggest better alternatives.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  10. starkk

    starkk TS Rookie

    It should play all those games...maybe not aion well just because its a new mmo and its on the crysis engine
  11. angelic00

    angelic00 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I've upgraded a bunch of things to better products, losing a bit on the monitor but I'm planning on a 52" TV for things outside of gaming or maybe world of warcraft once in a while.

    My rig's budget is mainly founded from the lawsuit, but if I get money from other sources (e.g. my parents - my father is getting disability and we have a 90% chance of him getting accepted right now, he has like $15k built up right now for back pay)

    I'll post a hardware list if you want me to. Or post a link to a download for it (PDF)

    It's called looking at the site... Do you see anywhere that you can supply "custom" components instead of what your current components are?
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Your original post contains no mention that this is not a system that is already built. I was only trying to help you. My mistake for that.
  13. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I don't think there's any reason for you to be so caustic to mailpup. Everyone's trying to help.

    Once you know what your exact budget will turn out to be post back here. We'll have more suggestions then.
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